We stayed in a twin room with a shared bathroom in Nov/Dec 2011. The bathroom was shared with one other room (which also a twin or double).
For the price, I really cannot fault this place. The room was very clean, quiet and the beds were super comfortable. The shared kitchen/living room facilities were also very clean, as was the bathroom. The shower pressure was amazing! As other reviewers have noted, the dorm rooms were in a separate building to the private rooms, with separate shared facilities, which I think this is an inspired idea.
The staff were very friendly and accommodating. I had an emergency visit to hospital the day were were originally booked to arrive in Queenstown, so we had to cancel our first night with Aspen Lodge at the last minute and rearrange our other nights. The staff were understanding and didn't charge us any fee for the late cancellation - very much appreciated!
We stayed here before and after hiking one of the Great Walks and they stored our bags for us during the walk at no extra charge. Really excellent budget accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aspen Lodge Backpackers offers clean, comfortable accommodation in a warm friendly environment. Situated in the heart of Queenstown we are ideally located for supermarket, shops and bustling nightlife. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aspen Lodge Backpackers Hotel Queenstown